The three medallions by James “Yaya” Hough, who served 27 years in prison upon being handed a life sentence as a minor, are now on display in Battery Park City.
The Path Forward for a Classroom Focused on Art as Social Justice
A youth-centered arts nonprofit prioritizes creativity and radical joy as it looks to the future.
Vivid Posters Chart a “People’s History” of the Struggle for Social Justice
Enjoy an excerpt of Celebrate People’s History, a timely book of political posters reprinted by the Feminist Press.
How to Curate a Yearlong, Three-Part Exhibition
Curators Jaishri Abichandani and Natasha Becker unpack Perilous Bodies, Radical Love, and the upcoming Utopian Imagination exhibitions — three exhibitions that formed one series for the Ford Foundation Gallery’s inaugural year.
The Artists and Activists Who’ve Aimed at the Roots of Injustice
A few years ago I was covering a panel discussion for Hyperallergic featuring members of Gran Fury, an ACT UP affinity group focused primarily on producing what group members themselves called “propaganda” against a government hellbent on isolating, vilifying, and smugly looking on as tens of thousands of their citizens died of AIDS.
The Young Lords’ Radical Agenda and the Problems that Persist
The exhibit aims to give local and global context for Young Lords’s activism while situating the social conflicts they addressed in ongoing struggles.
Making Political Art with Bones and Stars
Earlier this month, Albuquerque-based social practice artists Naomi Natale and Susan McAllister, founders of the Art of Revolution, were among six others to receive the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s inaugural Artist as Activist fellowship.